Cleopatra's name is synonymous with beauty, evoking images of gold, jewels, and excess. She was a complex, mysterious, and independent woman, and many who learn about her find themselves fascinated.
Cleopatra was Greek, not Egyptian, but she embraced much of the local culture and customs and was the first in her family to learn the native language. She also claimed to be a reincarnated Egyptian Goddess, possibly to fortify her position. While she'll never be fully separated from her image as the world's greatest beauty, historians say she likely wasn't as attractive as she was charming and fiercely intelligent. She spoke at least seven languages and proved her worth as Egypt's only woman to rule independently as Pharaoh.
Ready to walk a mile in her royal shoes? Choose from a variety of women's and kids' Cleopatra costumes to find the dress suited for your majesty, then pair it with the perfect costume accessories to complete the look. Your royal subjects are waiting at the Halloween party!
Child & Adult Cleopatra Costumes
Fashion Queen Of The Nile
Cleopatra was a fashion icon in her time. She influenced so many Roman women's style in hair, makeup, and jewelry that historians have frequently mistaken their statues as images of the famous Pharaoh. If you're passionate about making a stylish impact this year, a Cleopatra Halloween costume is a natural choice. This white dress features regal gold embellishments, a braided headband, and sleevelettes that express an effortless impression of royalty.
Ensure everyone knows you're the Egyptian goddess incarnate with classic Cleopatra makeup. Historians believe Egyptians' eye makeup may have even prevented disease! Dramatic winged eyeliner with a bright pop of blue will give you the iconic look.
Make A Grand Entrance
Cleopatra was known to appreciate a grand entrance. Stories say she met Julius Caesar by having herself delivered to his chambers wrapped up in a carpet. When she was summoned to meet Mark Antony, she arrived dressed as the goddess Aphrodite atop a golden barge with purple sails and silver oars.
Needless to say, if you want to pull off a proper Cleopatra Halloween costume, you have to go big. This dramatic women's dress is fit for a Pharaoh, and you can take it a step further by adding gold costume accessories like a snake arm band, strappy shoes, or ankh staff. Complete your Egyptian Goddess aesthetic with bold makeup, including Cleopatra's iconic thick black eyeliner.
Cleopatra Costumes Gilded In Gold!
While over fifty women have played the role of this famous Pharaoh through the years, the most familiar adaptation is the 1963 film Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor. While the planned budget for this movie was $2 million, by the time of its release it had soared to $44 million, making it one of the priciest movies in history. If you're wondering how the studio managed to spend so much, a hefty $200,000 covered the cost of Taylor's elaborate costumes! Like those in the movie, this ornate dress exemplifies the Egyptian goddess, and Halloween is the perfect time to be bold. Add your favorite gold shoes and a Cleopatra wig, and no one will be able to doubt your right to the throne.
Adult Queen Cleopatra Costume
If you're struggling to decide between all of these elegant Cleopatra costumes, choose one that includes essential costume accessories for a complete look. This Egyptian costume includes the satin dress and belt, gold collar, cuffs with sheer blue capes, and this eye-catching headpiece. All you'll need to add to this ensemble is a pair of strappy Egyptian-style sandals or gold shoes.
Matching costumes are lots of fun for a Halloween party. A natural choice for a couple's costume would be Caesar as Cleo's ally, or you could play out her love story with Marc Antony in a Roman costume. Since Cleopatra originally ruled beside her brother, you could also coordinate with a Pharaoh Egyptian costume.
Women's Queen Of The Nile Costume
This elegant plus size dress with gold costume accessories is inspired by the last Pharaoh of Egypt. You'll be nice and comfortable while ruling your royal subjects in this form-flattering Egyptian Costume.
Though she was raised as royalty, Cleopatra was far from a delicate princess; in her free time, she and Marc Antony hunted, played dice, and even started a drinking club. To the Egyptians, she embodied Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of health, marriage, and wisdom. Needless to say, there was more to the enigmatic Pharaoh than the public may have seen. Most Cleopatra costumes are primarily white, but this one-shoulder asymmetrical black dress reminds everyone of Cleopatra's sense of mystery.
She'll Rule As An Egyptian Princess!
Cleopatra was born into royalty and knew she would be queen. After her mother's death when Cleopatra was just 14, she ruled by her father's side and learned how to be an effective ruler. At 18, her father died and the right to rule was passed down to her and her younger brother. Before long, she made it clear she planned to rule Egypt alone by removing her brother's image from coins and name from official documents. She was an independent woman, a clever politician, and a powerful ruler. This Halloween, your daughter can play the part of Egypt's last pharaoh in an ornate dress fit for a queen. Everyone will know that girls rule when she shows up in this gold Egyptian costume!